Lentella, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Near the border with Molise and just below Mount Calvario, this small mountain village lies between the Treste and Trigno rivers.

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  • Altitude: 398 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 92 km
  • Population: ca. 700 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit San Salvo; by road, SS 650 from San Salvo.


Of medieval origin, the village had a certain importance in the XII century and later belonged to the powerful d'Avalos family. Since the end of the XIX century, a massive emigration marked the beginning of a slow decadence of the area, and most old houses are now abandoned.

What to see

  • The church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, with a fine Romanesque-Gothic facade in two colours (typical of Southern Italian architecture which dominates the landscaspe with the profile of its bell-tower).

Events and Festivities

  • 26-28 September: Feast of Saints Cosma and Damiano, with a procession of girls in traditional costumes bearing Abruzzese copper pots.

Where to stay

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